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Ukraine Crisis Deepens: Occupation, Sanctions and Troops on the Border

Ukraine Crisis Deepens: Occupation, Sanctions and Troops on the Border

By Galen Velonis April 11, 2014

Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted last week to resolve the issue once and for all, the Ukraine crisis continues to see developments for the worse. Russian separatists have held control over several government buildings in the Ukraine for …

Vladimar Putin Annexes Crimea, Will He Stop There? Vladimar Putin Annexes Crimea, Will He Stop There?

Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia. In a bold move against warnings from the U.S. and European Union, Putin is not backing down. Putin said he saw no need to …

Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions

Thousands of Ukrainian troops are preparing to withdraw from Crimea, as Western leaders begin sanctions against Russia for attempting to annex the region. “We are working out a plan of action so that we can transfer not just servicemen, but …

Sees vote as righting of Soviet-era wrong Sees vote as righting of Soviet-era wrong

Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, has proclaimed Crimea’s vote to join Russia as a “happy event.” In comments published on Russian news website Slon.ru, Gorbachev supported the referendum vote that will lead to the annexation of Crimea, …

Hilary Clinton Not Backing Down From Putin Comments Hilary Clinton Not Backing Down From Putin Comments

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton drew fire from many recently for her statements equating Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his country’s actions in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi invasions of Europe in the 1930s. Despite …

Wagner reposts memes on her Instagram feed Wagner reposts memes on her Instagram feed

Ashley Wagner doesn’t seem to be bothered by the internet memes that are circulating about her. The American figure skater has become well-known during the Sochi Olympics for her entertaining facial expressions. The first Wagner meme surfaced following her February …

Brittany Schussler Criticized for Selfie with Putin Brittany Schussler Criticized for Selfie with Putin

Canada’s Brittany Schussler hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, but if medals were given out for worst selfie, the speed skater would definitely win gold. Schussler found herself in hot water after posting a selfie with Russian president Vladimir Putin …

Olympian Receives Criticism for Putin Selfie Olympian Receives Criticism for Putin Selfie

Russian president Vladimir Putin dropped by the USA and Canada Houses in Sochi on Friday. The visit from the president generated plenty of attention from the Olympians within his presence. It’s no surprise that the Olympians began snapping photos since …

Edges Claudia Pechstein out of top three Edges Claudia Pechstein out of top three

Speed skater Olga Graf won Russia its first medal of the 2014 Olympic Games on Sunday. In a surprising win, she took the bronze medal in the women’s 3000 meter event at Adler Arena. Her moment of triumph almost ended …

Sochi Mayor Claims No Gay People Live In His City Sochi Mayor Claims No Gay People Live In His City
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A Russian drag queen that goes by the name Madame Zhu-Zha said that there is in fact a gay community in Sochi and throughout Russia. “There are very many clubs for gay people in Moscow, in Sochi we have two …

Vladimir Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law Vladimir Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law
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Russian President Vladimir Putin recently defended his country’s new controversial anti-gay law, and explained that it was not intended to discriminate against anyone. “It seems to me that the law that we have adopted does not hurt anyone,” he said …

Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members
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Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi …

Announcement surprises the world Announcement surprises the world

In an act that surprised the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the end of his annual press conference on Thursday. Some have speculated that the pardon was an attempt by Putin to appease world …

Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members

As the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi in February draw near, Russia’s parliament passed a new amnesty bill on Wednesday, which is widely viewed as being a measure to calm international watchdog groups over the Kremlin’s human rights records. …

Ukraine Signs Controversial Pact With Russia Ukraine Signs Controversial Pact With Russia

Earlier today Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed agreements with Russian President Vladmir Putin that anti-government protesters in Ukraine have been dreading. Ukraine has been struggling economically, with the European Union slow to respond to the country’s plea for financial aid. …

Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott Greg Louganis Opposes Sochi Olympic Boycott
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Greg Louganis is opposed to a boycott of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Instead of boycotting the Olympics, Louganis urged athletes to dedicate their performances to the gay family and friends who have supported them. “If you have a supportive …

Netanyahu: Iran Agreement is a Historic Mistake Netanyahu: Iran Agreement is a Historic Mistake
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As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, …